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Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

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When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue. Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers--from Dear Abby's Abigail Van Buren, to the na ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by Greenwood Press (first published September 1st 1997)
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Rebecca McNutt
NOTE: This book is not anti-feminist, nor does it try to whitewash domestic violence towards women. It is, however, absolutely right to point out that domestic violence needs to stop being about gender.

Abused Men is a rare book. Very little is done to discuss domestic violence towards men, or the stigma of seeking help. There is in many societies an attitude that men should just "be men" and suck it up if their spouse or girlfriend beats them, talks down to them or blackmails them. Can you imagine if we/>Abused
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Beth
Aug 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: abuse victims, mental health providers, those with an interest in dyfunctional behavior
For me, this book was a journey into an alien world without resorting to science fiction. I've had no experience with abusive relationships personally and have not had much interaction with anyone in this kind of relationship. It was extremely educational, and I got a much better picture of behaviors and interactions, that honestly, strike me as very very strange. Beyond opening up the strange world of abusive relationships, this book has additional fascinating features.

To begin with, there is
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Maria Casey
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read for my thesis on this topic.
Manda
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Very informative, and eye opening.
Aceso Under Glass
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
his suggestion for couples counseling goes against everything i have heard for abuse victims.
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Dec 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
I want to read !!
Mary
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great resource and informative. Provides a balancing perspective on domestic violence with the hope of empowerment and healing for both women and men.
Dr. Chad Newton, PhD-HRD
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gender-studies
A clearly needed subject for all human and social scientists to investigate!
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will use as reference for more research paper
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